TIN news: Maersk Line announced that, on 27 April 2017, Madrid Maersk, a 20,568 TEU container vessel and the first 2nd generation Triple-E, called the first port on its maiden voyage, the Port of Tianjin in China. The company has deployed Madrid Maersk in its Asia – Europe service network.
Madrid Maersk is the first in a series of eleven 2nd generation Triple-E vessels. It is also the first of the 27 vessels Maersk Line ordered in 2015 to enter service. The company said that will take delivery of the vessels until end of 2018 and they will replace older and less efficient tonnage.
The remaining order book consists of ten 2nd generation Triple-E vessels, nine 15,226 TEU and seven 3,596 TEU container vessels, which corresponds to 11% of Maersk Line’s current fleet.